Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
now there are many more options. of course, dollars follow the census. >> there are government programs. if you're a minority you -- >> one of the young women in our documentary is figuring out what she should check when she goes off to college. she says i see myself as african-american but what happens if i check a box and i get there and they say, oh, we took an african-american girl, you're egyptian. she's also trying to figure out, ghavt how she feels and self-identifies and how she thinks society will identify her. >> briefly in your own life experience, there he's no one answer. everybody's gonlt to find what they're comfortable with. >> you can tell by the nasty debate we're having on twitter. it's very painful. it can get nasty at times. for me i can debate till the cows come home because i'm comfortable. nya is not so comfortable. >> i'm going go twitter and see what people are saying. >> join me. >> thanks for joining me. >> my pleasure. thanks for having me. >> soledad's document "who is black in america" is on tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. it can get nasty at times.